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"Critters for Company"®

CRITTERS FOR COMPANY is shipping US orders on a regular basis - delivery times have been 3-5 days! To ensure delivery prior to Christmas, please have orders submitted by December 14th.

"Critters for Company" is a whimsical alphabet based on Karen's original hand-drawn artwork.  The "critters" originated from an idea that she had as a kid.  Back then, she did "name pictures" for friends and family alike and was surprised to discover that her cousin, after many years, still had hers hanging in her room!  This got her Mom and Karen thinking and through her encouragement especially, "Critters for Company" and the business partnership were born! 

This home-based business started in 1997, originally with just children's Name Pictures, that enjoy continued popularity (thank you, thank you!), but over the years we have expanded to include Hand-Painted Frames or solid color Wood Frames. Critters For Company was pulished in 2007.

We are still a home-based business and although we aim to be friendly and informal, our professionalism is in the "quality of our work", our efforts at "timeliness" with your delivery and our 100% "guarantee to bring a smile".  We are very proud of what our customers say about us and invite you to read some of their comments (see below). 


November, 2020 To Our Friends and Customers;

We are so disappointed that due to Covid-19 our fall and winter shows have been cancelled. We look foreward to seeing you, our great customers every year! However, we would be pleased to send out orders to you in time for Christmas delivery.

Please do not hesitate to call us at 416-488-1223 or e-mail at Critters4Company@aol.com. Please check back to this site and check the status of future shows in 2021. 

Linda and Bill continue the business in Karen's honor and hope that you will support us in this endeavour. Karen had completed the first of a series of books called "Critters For Company" using all the Alphacritter characters as art work. We intend to make an annual donation to "The Children's Wish Foundation"  from a percentage of the sales from Critters For Company in Karen's name.

_ The book is available for immediate delivery at US$17:50 - Just drop us a line or call Linda at 416-488-1223.

Our mail order continues to grow considerably and we encourage you to be confident in ordering if we are not coming to a show near you.  Hundreds of satisfied customers order yearly and we invite you to read some of their comments below.

As in past years, Linda's hand-painted frames have been an especially big hit so you are encouraged to ORDER EARLY for the Fall/Christmas season.  Examples of these frames can be found under the navigation button above for "Pictures and Frames". 

Don't forget to order ahead of any show for the book, frames. or pictures for unusual names or spellings and we will have them ready for pickup at any of the shows saving you time and shipping costs.

Take care everyone and we look forward to seeing you again at the shows!

Linda & Bill

Finished Product 11 x 14 inches
Hand painted frame
Name Shown in Primary Colors
Critters For Company - Book $17.50 
See all the Critters "A-Z" in this delightfully written children's book, which interactively poses a question at the end of each stanza. Reviews include the following:
"Your characters are adorable..text delightful..saw lots of possibillities for children to interact with the reader. A great way for children to learn as they have fun."
"A Creative and innovative twist on a children's ABC book, ...."
"An interactive book that uses colorful and unique visuals to promote conversation and imagination"
"Unique characters that draw you into the book time and time again. What a fun versatile book!"


What our Customers are saying about us.....

"Thank you for your inspiration and a great product [the pictures].  I hope that my children will hold them as dear as your cousin in your founding story did.  They are great!"  --Cynthia P., Syracuse, New York

"The feedback [re: gifts] is always so positive...they are such wonderful keepsakes..." --Christine C., Hamilton, Ontario

"Once again, thank you for such great service.  I truly appreciate it!" -- Angela L., Toronto, Ontario

"We love [Critters for Company] and will definitely order again and again." --Becky R., Webster Groves, Missouri

"My son just turned two and he learned to say his name by looking at your sign every morning and evening." --Jennifer V., Hamilton, Ontario

"Am now going to make my list of  those to whom I'd like to give your wonderful product!" --Susan M., Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

"[Critters for Company] has become my favorite baby gift.  They are always well received, enjoyed and treasured." --Cheryl M., Ottawa, Ontario

"Everyone I give them to  just loves [Critters for Company].  Keep up the good work." --Elaine S., Vegreville, Alberta

We welcome your comments about this site and on our products.  Feel free to contact us by phone at 416-488-1223, or by email at critters4company@aol.com.  We look forward to your feedback and suggestions.  Thank you.